Depression

eating disorders in children and teens

Eating disorders in children and teens

Eating disorders are on the rise in the UK and children are not immune to their often devastating effects. There is, rightly, much focus on childhood obesity in the media at the moment. But at the other end of the spectrum the number of young people slowly starving themselves is also on the rise. Each

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Are children living with one parent as happy as those living with both

Are children living with one parent as happy as those living with both

Children living with only one of their biological parents can be just as happy as those living with both, according to a recent study by the London-based social research group NatCen. The study focused primarily on 12,000 seven year olds from 3 distinct groups – those living with both biological parents, those living with one

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parents of young children

My child wants to live with their Dad

Despite many changes in the way residency and guardianship of children are managed in the event of divorce or separation, it is still most often Mum who is nominated as the primary care provider. As your children grow up, they may begin to express preferences about which parent they would like to live with. In

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Are you jealous of your best friends relationship

Are you jealous of your best friends relationship

All relationships have their peaks and troughs – the lows are what make the highs feel so good. But when yours is on a downwards trend it is tempting to look upon the relationships of those around you, and view them through pink specs. These images can quickly turn green as your aching heart starts

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The dangers of over thinking

The dangers of over thinking

How does the idea of a life with less worry sound to you? Attractive? Possible? A huge relief? Worrying is fast becoming the biggest growing addiction in the western world and often goes unrecognised in terms of being something that, with awareness, we can change. Most people are so identified with their thoughts and caught

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coping with a chronic illness

Coping with a chronic illness

A chronic condition is one that is likely to be with you every day for the rest of your life. Typical examples include diabetes, arthritis, angina, or osteoporosis. There are many others. Unlike a tummy bug or a broken bone there is no end in sight for sufferers of chronic illnesses. Coping with a chronic

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